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American Hydroformers, Inc. to be Featured on the Science Channel/Discovery Channel’s “How It’s Made” Television Program.

American Hydroformers, Inc. to be Featured on the Science Channel/Discovery Channel’s “How It’s Made” Television Program.

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American Hydroformers is proud to announce that the company will be featured on a segment of the Science Channel/Discovery Channel’s popular “How It’s Made” television program. This detailed behind the scenes look at tube hydroforming chassis parts will be airing on the Science Channel in the US on Thursday, May 14th 2015 at 9:00pm (Eastern Time Zone).

 

Fort Wayne, IN–March 20, 2015-American Hydroformers, a leader in the tube hydroforming process, announced that the company and its hydroforming facilities will be featured on an upcoming episode of the Discovery Channels documentary television series “How It’s Made.” The segment will provide a compelling and comprehensive behind the scenes look at the tube hydroforming process. Viewers will be given the opportunity to see the hydroforming process for themselves as well as learn more information about the industry in general. The show will offer a step by step demonstration of the tube hydroforming process as well as an explanation of its uses and current industry examples. This informative segment will air on the Science Channel in the US on Thursday, May 14th 2015 at 9:00pm (Eastern Time Zone).

The Discovery Channels “How It’s Made” is a documentary television program that presents behind the scene perspective from factories and manufacturing facilities from around the world. The program demonstrates how raw materials and supplies are transformed into everyday objects. Shows range from typical household items to more complex manufacturing processes.

About American Hydroformers

Founded in 2003, American Hydroformers specializes in the tube hydroforming manufacturing process. Production capabilities include numerous metal forming techniques such as hydroforming, hydraulic press work, metal stamping, and tube forming. In addition to hydroformed components, American Hydroformers offers complete assembly level fabrication of automotive structures, robotic welding, and both industrial laser and plasma cutting.

To learn more about American Hydroformers products and services, visit their website at https://americanhydroformers.com/

Research Predicts Rising Future for Metal Hydroforming, Stamping, Forging, and Rolling

Research Predicts Rising Future for Metal Hydroforming, Stamping, Forging, and Rolling

The future of United States metallurgical manufacturing has never been more sound, according to a recent report on the ever-growing, ever-expanding billion dollar industry.

Tube hydroforming, metal stamping, forging, and rolling are all a part of a sound industry with a more than profitable and promising future. Metrics and analysis suggest that a measurable growth rate of metallurgy will save “countless hours of research,” thanks to key findings in the comprehensive research performed.

Key findings from the report:

– Metal Forging, Stamping, Rolling (and Powder Metallurgy Manufacturing) Industry (U.S.) to reach $49.6 billion by 2021.

– Metal Forging, Stamping, Rolling (and Powder Metallurgy Manufacturing) Industry, including Average EBITDA, Operating Ratios and Sales per Employee.

Along with expansion and growth, comes a list of benefits, which include many respectable positive features for employees and customers.

The research was carried out by Leggett & Platt Inc and Sypris Solutions Inc, et. al., and was featured on the Research and Markets website.

The metric data and analysis was carried out by several methods, designed to find core values of data and express it in terms of industry benchmarking, ratios, and vital statistics, so that owners and customers could see the findings alike.

Customers interested in how this affects them can read further into the report to find the core benefits, which include:

Comprehensive overview of an industry’s financial results… Complete benchmarking of the industry and its top companies…  Deep industry and company financials.

Key features of the report lead even deeper into the future of metallurgy, focusing heavily on future reports and money.

While those interested in adjusted financial information and futures can read further on operating ratios and “Deep profiles and financial histories/operating ratios for up to ten top U.S.-based companies.”

To read more, follow this link to discover the full text or simply read more on the overview we’ve outlined above.

For additional information on us and how we can help you, please contact us any time.

Next Generation Metal Stamping to Grow Significantly Worldwide Over Next Decade

Next Generation Metal Stamping to Grow Significantly Worldwide Over Next Decade

We here at American Hydroformers are big proponents for the metal stamping industry. What began long ago as a means to bolster the manufacturing process into a single stage operation, has come a long way in all those years.

This is evident thanks to a new report outlining the continued growth of the metal stamping global market. Wherein, the CAGR (compound annual growth rate) will rise to 3.02% over the period 2014-2019.

From an article on the continued growth of metal stamping:

The emergence of next generation metal stamping has gained increased traction in the market. Next generation metal stamping helps form metals without using dies. Designing dies is a costly and time-consuming process. Next generation metal stamping helps save time and costs for companies.

A savings that helps lend to the global manufacturers, and then finally to the consumer. By eliminating the extra steps in the metal stamping process, as well as seeking ways for optimal automation, the metal stamping process has reached some of the greatest (and reduced) operational times possible.

The key manufacturer in this equation is the automotive industry, whose increased need for stamped metal and hydroformed products has increased significantly over the last several years, with parts like fenders, headliners, side and quarter panels, exhausts, brake shoes, valves, and hangers leading the charge.

Further, with more and more industries in need of quality, metal stamped products, and the continued need for innovative and above standard design, the market has a strong potential to expand past the prospective end of 2019.

Global manufacturers who currently use metal stamped and hyrdroformed products are setting a worldwide standard for sought after excellence and quality. Meaning, that as more and more create top-notch quality, others will soon want the same result, a factor that could push the boundaries to even greater heights.

For more information on what we do and how we can help you, please contact us any time.

Report Says: Metal Stamping to Increase Thanks to Auto Industry

Report Says: Metal Stamping to Increase Thanks to Auto Industry

Metal stamping is a very important process to the manufacturing of automobiles. It plays host and is integral to a broad range of parts and finished goods. It transforms flat sheets of metal into recognizable (and useful) products in cars, SUV’s, and trucks, and will soon be on the increase thanks to supply and demand.

From a write-up on the recent report thanks to Virtual-Strategy Magazine, which takes just a small cross-section out of the gigantic and imposing original analysis:

Growth in the market is influenced largely by the demand for manufactured durable goods… any increase in demand for manufactured durable goods warrants their increased production… the auto industry represents a prominent end-use market with growth supported by the projected rise in demand for automobiles and automobile parts and components…

Benefiting most of all, perhaps, is hydroforming companies like us that make use of aluminum sheets to manufacture light-weight automobile parts that exist in every aspect of the vehicle, as is noted further by the report.

The source report, which can be found here and is titled Metal Stampings, Forgings, and Castings: A Global Strategic Business Report, details the growth of industries impacted by things like the growth of metal stamping, provides a comprehensive review of market trends, categorizes innovation and expansions, and outlines global market activities. Including estimates and projections from every manufacturing country in the world.

Global Industry Analysts, Inc., the publisher and researcher for the report, which was founded in 1987 and publishes over 1500 research reports annually, says that the growth can be measured in dollars, and when it’s all said in done (by the year 2020) that dollar amount could be upwards of US$472.2 billion.

We’re thankful that we can help to play a part in this resurgence of American made products, and are proud that a process that we helped to perfect will help our country and our industry succeed.

For more information on us or how we can help you, further documentation on how the metal stamping process can benefit your company, or to take a virtual tour of the hydroforming process, please contact us any time.

CAFE Standards to Increase Fuel Savings

CAFE Standards to Increase Fuel Savings

CAFE standard is not a recipe for an espresso macchiato – even if that is your favorite drink. It is, however, the industry standard for keeping your espresso macchiato affordable by producing lighter vehicles that increase the average fuel economy. Better fuel economy = less expense on transport = affordable espresso macchiato…ya dig?

Corporate Average Fuel Economy (aka, CAFE) is a government regulated and enforced standard for all cars and light trucks sold in the United States. Vehicles that do not match their “footprint” to the CAFE standard are penalized with higher taxes, and the owners of those vehicles are penalized at the pump. The average fuel economy in the 1970’s when the CAFE standard was first enacted was slightly less than 19 mpg (!) while today, most mid-sized passenger cars are expected to meet a minimum fuel economy of 35.2 mpg or better. (1)

But the CAFE standard is not just looking at miles per gallon, it was also enacted to encourage continual improvement in fuel economy and vehicle efficiency. CAFE is monitored by multiple government agencies and overseen by the U.S. Congress.

“U.S. Congress specifies that CAFE standards must be set at the “maximum feasible level” given consideration for:

  1. technological feasibility;
  2. economic practicality;
  3. effect of other standards on fuel economy;
  4. need of the nation to conserve energy.” (2)

That is where American Hydroformers and the CAFE standard go hand in hand. It is our mission at American Hydroformers to continually improve our manufacturing processes utilizing tube hydroforming that produces lighter parts for lighter vehicles. Our revolutionary hydroforming process is the most viable solution for the future of parts manufacturing, making lighter parts for lighter cars, ultimately setting higher industry standards for fuel economy.

Contact us to see what American Hydroforming can do for your manufacturing today!

(1) Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Wikipedia, July 22, 2014.

(2) ibid